Top agrifoodtech news this week was all about the ocean. Plant-based seafood-maker Konscious Foods announced new funding, as did impact investor Ocean 14 Capital. Other funding rounds from the week included coffee tech, agribusiness marketplaces, carbon projects and more.
🇬🇧 Resurrect Bio gets £50,000 ($69,000) grant from the Innovate UK Transformative Technologies Funding competition. The startup won for its project bioengineering sugar beets for aphid resistance and virus control. (LinkedIn) [Disclosure: AgFunder News parent company AgFunder is an investor in Resurrect Bio.]
🇮🇱 🇺🇸 Israeli startup Chunk Foods has made its US debut at Charley’s Steak House in Florida with plant-based steaks. The steaks are made from soy flour fermented with food-grade microorganisms in a proprietary solid state fermentation process. (VegNews)
🇺🇸 Kraft Heinz says it will cut its use of virgin plastics by 20% by 2030. The CPG estimates this will be more than 100 million pounds of plastic. (FoodNavigator-USA)
🇮🇳 Food delivery service Zomato reaches profitability for the first time. The company posted a consolidated quarterly profit, saying more consumers are buying food and groceries on the platform. (Deal Street Asia)
🇺🇸 Former FDA deputy commissioner Frank Yiannas joins IoT company Wiliot as strategic advisor. Yiannas will advise the company on integrating its IoT platform into food traceability strategies. (AFN)